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Double-edge Nut Files 0.012" / 0.020"

0.012" / 0.020"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.026" / 0.032"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.036" / 0.042"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.050" / 0.060"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.075" / 0.090"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.105" / 0.120"

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 Double-edge Nut Files, Set of 6

Double-edge Nut Files, Set of 6

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Double-edge Nut Files

About This Item

The most durable and efficient nut-slotting files available. Specially designed for nut slotting, each file cuts two different width slots.

Each 9/16" x 7-5/8" (14.29mm x 193.67mm) steel file cuts on the edges only, and tapers from the center to a different thickness on each cutting edge. The set of six files does the work of twelve!

Rubber-coated handles give firm, comfortable control for the job. The complete set includes edge widths for filing round-bottom nut slots on most stringed instruments, including basses. Each file's cutting edge is approximately 3-7/8" (98.43mm) long.

What files do I need?
Choose nut slotting files that are the same size or no more that a few thousands larger than your individual string gauges. A smaller file can also be rocked side-to-side to widen a slot to the desired size. For example, you can cut a .043" slot with a .042" file by moving it around a bit.

The most popular Double-edge Nut Files are included in the Essential Nut Making Tool Kit, which has all the basic tools you'll need for shaping, string-spacing, slotting and fitting string nuts like a pro.

Tip: Customize your files
We recommend that you mark on each side of your files so while working you can quickly tell the different gauge of cut.

Here's how: make a cut on a scrap piece of bone or wood with both sides of the nut file, then measure the width of each cut with feeler gauges to determine which side is which. Guitar strings of known gauges will also work as measuring tools in a pinch.

Once you have determined the proper edge, mark the file accordingly with a permanent marker.


Instructions

Product Instructions

Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

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I buy cheap ukuleles and give them away. I needed some nut files to help with the setups. Just what I needed!

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A luthier Friend, Keith MacMillan, from NZ, has a set of these in his workshop, and I have always coveted them. I'm starting to do a little bit of instrument work, and these were first on the list of 'must-haves'. Wonderful tools. Now I need to make sure I learn to use them properly.

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Nuts no longer drive me nuts!

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I do luthier work for a large school district. This set of files make short work of nut slotting for the violins, cellos, and basses I maintain. The twelve different sized edges are sharp and precise. I really like them.

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